It’s lunchtime, but this picky eater finds a reason to pass on just about everything in this short, fun, colourful picture book that more than a few readers will be able to relate with.
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Charlie’s little sister Lola has a list of foods she will never not ever eat, but Charlie has a few tricks up his sleeve to turn this picky eater into an adventurous nosher!
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Frances only wants to eat one thing – bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for dinner. Eventually, though, Frances comes to realize that too much of a good thing might just be a bad thing after all!
Night of the Veggie Monster by Geroge McClements
A young veggie hater engages in an epic battle of “war and peas” against everything green in this silly story filled with striking mixed-media illustrations.
What’s a mother to do when all of her children are the pickiest of picky eaters?! This lighthearted romp features a clever mother who figures out just how to keep all of her silly eaters happy.
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Every child knows the familiar refrain “You can’t have dessert until you’ve eaten your dinner.” But what about when you’re a pea? Little Pea has to eat ALL his candy before he can have a few special bites of vegetables. Amusing and filled with bright and fun illustrations, this entire series is a winner.
Jane Whittingham is a librarian, author and book blogger. You can find her online at www.raincitylibrarian.ca. Her debut picture book, Wild One, was published by Pajama Press in 2017.